On the heels of dropping a new album, Lady Gaga may have also just dropped a new beef with Madonna. Gaga got super prickly in a new interview with Beats 1 after she was asked about being compared to the Queen of Pop. Most people might welcome a comparison to Madonna. Lady Gaga is not most people.
“Madonna and I are very different, I wouldn’t make that comparison at all," she said. "I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna. She’s a nice lady and she’s had a fantastic huge career. She’s the biggest pop star of all time, but I play a lot of instruments."
OUCH. "She's a nice lady," is how I describe someone I hate. And "I play a lot of instruments," sounds like Gaga is suggesting she's more talented than Madonna.
And it really does seem like that's what she meant. "I write all my own music," the pop star continued. "I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer, I’m a writer. What I do is different. I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show.”
Oh, and there's more! Gaga continued:
There’s a spontaneity in my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws. There are major differences between me and her. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I just will not be compared to anyone anymore. I am who the fuck I am and this is me. My life story is my life story.
To be fair it sounds like the singer (and player of multiple instruments) is mostly frustrated at being compared to a pop predecessor when she wants to be her own person, which is valid. But whatever her intentions, this comes off as way harsh, Tai.
You can watch the whole interview here and be prepared to get a little squirmy around minute 31 when the shit-talking begins.
In Gaga's defense, a little competitive energy among two musical behemoths is healthy and natural. Powerful women are often expected to be BFF with each other or else everyone shrieks "catfight!"
That being said, a beef between these two could tear the internet apart. *Puts popcorn in the microwave just in case*